Bible Talks

10 September 2014    Mike Raiter

Sustaining Spiritual Passion in Frontline Ministry

Length: 59:09   Download MP3


Introduction

1.  My Qualifications

  • Still persevering
  • I can identify
  • The ‘elder’

2.  Persevering with Passion

  • ‘Do you still love Jesus?’
  • Going flat out

3.  The Enemy of Passion:  Spiritual Dryness

  • Marathon Man
  • A long race
  • The support of the crowd

4.  The Symptoms of Spiritual Dryness

  • Sermons
  • Quiet times
  • Loneliness

5.  The Dangers of Spiritual Dryness

  • ‘A kind of Sacrilege’
  • Looking for something more
  • Open to temptation

6.  Causes of Spiritual Dryness

  • Conflict
  • Our own – and others – expectations to succeed
  • Just getting older

7.  Persevering in Ministry

Remember Wholeness – Mark 12:30-31

  • Physical care
  • Intellectual care
  • Relational care

Remember the Privilege

Remember the Disciplines

Remember the Day – 2 Timothy 4:1-2

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